Today the EURO 2012 takes us back to Poland for the first 2 games of group C.
First, Spain plays Italy in Gdansk and then Ireland plays Croatia in Poznan.
Spain should beat Italy based on past several years performances, theoretically, but I think Italy will beat Spain. After all, Spain are the reigning world and European champions.
Italia! Italia! Italia!
The Gdansk stadium is brand new and it looks amazing.
As usual, Spain started with their tiki-taka (zonal short passing) while Italy is defending like they bet their lives on this game. (Which they may have, given what I read about il calcio italiano.)
Italy is playing very well and as I believe they will score first. as they are the more insolent of the 2 teams.
0-0 at the half, but Italy has had better chances to score than Spain. At least 3. Cassano plays incredibly well in the offense and Chiellini plays like a rock in the back.
Italy started very well the second half.
Di Natale just scored for Italy in the 61st minute. Italy-Spain 1-0.
Fabregas just equalized for Spain in the 64th minute. Italy-Spain 1-1.
The game just ended Italy-Spain 1-1.
This was a great game as Italians showed potential to win the whole tournament. Spain played very well and dominated almost every zone of the field but they did not create many goal scoring opportunities. Italians are amazingly opportunistic and play very hard with the backing of a very strong internal championship.
The next game between Ireland and Croatia was played in Poznan and Croatia beat Ireland 3-1. Dry and clear, no debate about this game.